Premier Aviation, an airplane maintenance and painting company with a facility at the Griffiss Business Park in Rome, has pleaded guilty to environmental crimes.

The U.S Attorney's Office says Premier entered a guilty plea today to omitting material information regarding hazardous waste on a trash compactor label.

They were ordered to pay a fine of $40,000.

Premier Aviation admitted that in February 2014, one or more of its employees placed large sheets of plastic containing hazardous chromium waste into a large trash compactor without updating the labels on the trash compactor to disclose the presence of hazardous waste inside.

In addition, Premier has agreed to allow the EPA and the State DEC to inspect its facility in Rome at any time and without notice.